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Double Fine Gets Trenched
8 years ago

Double Fine Gets Trenched

While hosting the Game Developer’s Choice Awards tonight Tim Schafer, Double Fine’s fearless leader, debuted the first trailer for the studio’s third downloadable title known simply as Trenched. From what’s been gathered by watching the trailer, it looks to be a mech combat game in the vein of Chromehounds where a human faction called the Mobile Trench Brigade defends itself from the Monovision, mutated television monstrosities. There looks to be an ample amount of customization for the mechs, but not much else is known at the moment.

Sadly we do not have a copy of the trailer yet, but when it becomes available it will be inserted here in this post. Until then, head to the Trenched website where you can watch it on infinite loop. If you’re curious as to what the game looks like, check out the gallery below.

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Try to count the missiles in this Bangai-HD screenshot
8 years ago

Try to count the missiles in this Bangai-HD screenshot

Where there’s Treasure, gunfire is never far off, Or in this case: missile fire. Watch as thousands of rockets are launched in this trailer for a madman’s bullet hell dream known as Bangai-O HD: Missile Fury. It looks as if this mind blowing shooter will launch sometime in the spring. Until then watch the trailer below, scope out the new screens, and consider picking up a copy of Bangai-O Spirits on DS.

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Hybrid Set To Be Unveiled At GDC 2011, New Details
8 years ago

Hybrid Set To Be Unveiled At GDC 2011, New Details

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New details have emerged today from 5th Cell regarding their upcoming XBLA shooter Hybrid along with a time frame of it’s official reveal.

Hybrid will be set in a world devastated by an extinction level asteroid that takes out a large number of Earth’s population. To make matters worse, an organism hidden in the planet destroyer infects half of the survivors and genetically alters them, bringing about a new race known as the Variant. Those who were immune to the infection, the Paladin, are pitted against the Variant in a post-apocalyptic world war.

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Fez Pleases While It Teases
9 years ago

Fez Pleases While It Teases

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Perspective is key in the long unreleased indie darling Fez. A new trailer released by developer Polytron Corporation has given us perspective as to where development has taken them …
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Comic Jumper Review (XBLA)
9 years ago

Comic Jumper Review (XBLA)

Comic Jumper was developed by Twisted Pixel and published by Microsoft Game Studios for XBLA on October 6th, 2010. Retails for 1200 Microsoft Points ($15). The publisher provided a copy of the game for reviewing purposes.

Captain Smiley and his sidekick Star aren’t the greatest heroes ever created, and they damn well know it. After having their ongoing comic series canceled, the duo become guest stars for hire in other comics in order to make enough money and gain enough popularity to reclaim the spotlight that was lost to them. Comic Jumper has a lot to live up to with Twisted Pixels past two games being rather successful. They deliver an adventure that is a comedic and aesthetic hit, but has fundamental issues with pacing and level design, ultimately falling short of greatness.

Bringing their own brand of justice to each crossover, Smiley and Star will earn money by means of fan-set challenges and “righting” wrongs. Twisted Pixel themselves also play a large role in the game, even outside of creating the adventure. By destroying the fourth wall the development house provides the funding and technology to make comic jumping possible. In each new world Captain Smiley is confronted by a quirky rogue’s gallery consisting of a Duke Nukem stand-in, a feminist bondage-loving villainess, and a maniacal mini golfer. With the money earned, upgrades can be purchased at the home base to increase slide time, health, and damage.

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Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Release Date Announced
9 years ago

Sonic the Hedgehog 4 Release Date Announced

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The Blue Blur (not to be confused with Capcom’s Blue Bomber) will be starring in his first numbered sequel with 16 years behind it in under two weeks time. …
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Auditorium Harmonizes In November
9 years ago

Auditorium Harmonizes In November

Zoo Games is bringing the Auditorium, a music puzzler, to XBLA in a little over a month. November 3rd to be exact. Auditorium was originally an award-winning indie Flash …
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XBLA Releases: September 22nd Edition- Game Appetizer
9 years ago

XBLA Releases: September 22nd Edition- Game Appetizer

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The XBLA has a rather large load of new games released today. Four new games to be exact. Some we have been hearing about for months now, and one that …
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Two Ways to Buy Plants vs Zombies, XBLA Exclusive
9 years ago

Two Ways to Buy Plants vs Zombies, XBLA Exclusive

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On the heels of the leaked achievements hinting at new multiplayer modes, Popcap has spilled the beans on the console debut of Plants vs Zombies. As of now there …
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XBLA Wednesday: Puzzle Quest 2 and Ancients of Ooga
9 years ago

XBLA Wednesday: Puzzle Quest 2 and Ancients of Ooga

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Get ready for a time suck everyone. Infinite Interactive is set to release the long-awaited sequel to one of the greatest puzzle games in recent history, Puzzle …
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